COVID-19: FG seeks N/Assembly’s approval for N500bn intervention fund

Private Sector Raises N19.488bn Lagos Traces LUTH Staff After Victim’s Death Runaway Patient Arrested, Returned To Isolation Centre   The Federal Government has proposed the establishment of a N500 billion Covid-19 Crisis Intervention Fund and has sought its approval from the National Assembly. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this […]

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COVID-19: ENSURE STRICT COMPLIANCE TO THE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES – SSG

PRESS RELEASE 4th April, 2020 Niger State Government has called on all the Local Government Chairmen in the State to ensure that the precautionary measures taken by Government to curb the spread of coronavirus in the State are adhere strictly by the people at that level of Government. A statement issued by Secretary to the […]

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Half of humanity confined, Masks ‘confiscated’, latest developments in the coronavirus crisis

Worshippers sit in an almost empty auditorium of the Methodist Church of Trinity, Tinubu in compliance to government restriction on social gatherings in Lagos, on March 22, 2020. – Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, on March 21, 2020 tightened restrictions in three states on places of worship, airports and bars to try and […]

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UEFA warn clubs risk Champions League exclusion if seasons are not completed

UEFA and Europe’s top clubs have stated their determination that the current football season should be played to a conclusion and threatened that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely. In a joint letter released late on Thursday, UEFA, the European Club Association (ECA), and the […]

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Sex workers evicted from Benin hotel over fear of spreading coronavirus

Commercial sex workers were on Friday evicted from a hotel at Ugbague area of Benin in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State over fear of possible spread of coronavirus in the area. Speaking with journalists, the Owner of the facility who only gave his name as Osagie, said the eviction became necessary because of […]

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‘Army routine deployment will boost war against terrorism’

Terrence Kuanum, a researcher with renowned internal humanitarian group, Global Amnesty Watch, has applauded the Nigerian Army’s recent redeployment of its senior officers. According to the foremost author and activist, this exercise will positively boost the war against terrorism. In a major shakeup on Tuesday and approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur […]

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Lockdown order: No Nigerian should suffer harm or pain, Buhari warns security agents

The Federal Government has urged security and law enforcement agencies to deploy tact and caution in the course of enforcing the lockdown rules, even, in the face of provocation. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Taskforce Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the appeal on Friday in Abuja […]

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“Nigeria is like a vehicle. While you are fixing the brain box, someone has removed the tyres.

The following was sent to me by a friend (I would have loved to know the Author) After fixing the tyres, you discover that the brake system has been damaged. When done fixing the brain box, you find out that the battery had been stolen. Done with those and about to start the engine, you […]

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Plagues, politics and conflict: Hajj cancellations over the centuries

The Jamarat used to be small pillars which would be stoned, symbolising stoning of the devil Coronavirus may see pilgrimage scrapped for the first time since the founding of Saudi Arabia, but 2020 may join a long list of years that have missed the annual event   Saudi Arabia on Tuesday laid the ground for […]

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SGF speaks on rumoured sack of Buhari’s CoS, Abba Kyari

By Abbas Jimoh The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has responded to the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari had been sacked. There was a sack letter in circulation on social media last Wednesday, said to have been from the SGF,  announcing the sack of […]

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